Sunday, May 12, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
I went out to see this is 40 with my friends this week end, and once again Judd Apatow hit out right on the nail. I mean he nailed it. This movie was so intimate and right on, with just enough air between jokes and characters who were so real so exact and shit your pants funny. I hadn't laughed at the movies like that in a long time, maybe it was the bottle if red we snuck in and downed in coffee cups, maybe it was how much I saw myself in Leslie Manns character, in less blond, less fit, much less pretty, less neurotic and less married to Paul the yumster Rudd.
Monday, August 13, 2012
As a youngster in Paris, I was hanging out with taggers and graffers, some who would later become celebrated artists.
This week I came across the work of FIN Dac.
Seeing it on my computer screen is way different then it must be seeing the thing live, in the streets of London.
I love how FIN describes his style " In a short career, I have defined and perfected a paint style that ignores the accepted visual language of street art... I call it Urban Aesthetics - a modern-day take on the 19th century art movement."
You can check out all his stuff on his instagram, and on his site.Here are some of my faves.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Like a real explorer on a map-less adventure, I was ready for surprises, hardships and self discovery.In an effort to be open to the unfolding ahead, I decided to try my hand at as many things as possible, and give myself the time to do so.
Coincidentally, I met a life coach ( like that, poof, she appeared at the mall) who agreed to take me on as a client, pro bono. Surely, she is going to help me map and track my search, and help in the exploring.
Learning and beginning are to me the most exciting parts of any projects. Inception, ideas, brain storming are where it's at.
At this moment, I started doing the following: writing and illustrating children's stories, writing a script for a rom com, being a ghost writer on a blog, podcasting, painting, taking photos, writing lyrics for a composer friend of mine, a parenting blog, and a style blog.
I decided to be like the YES man, just embracing any and everything that comes my way.
And then this dawned on me: I dont have to confine myself to one discipline, I dont have to "just" be an illustrator. I don't have to chose! Who said I had to chose?! Why did I think I had to chose?!
Is it because the term "renaissance man" sound so glorious, magnanimous, conceited and obnoxious?!
"Hi, my name is Sarah, I am a Renaissance Woman" ( I would have to carry a barf bag along with me everywhere I went).( you mean like the fair? you joust? )
No. I don't need a title to define me.
Labels are so 1992.
Monday, June 18, 2012
My mom died.
I gave birth to my third son.
I stopped working, and am not full time free lancing and dedicating myself to the full reinvention.
This blog can be a part of it, of my testimony to earth.
What it means to be Sarah. Lover of stuff , deep and shallow.
You cant escape growth.
I am growing, pains and all.
I'll document as I go along, the things that move me, the things that I think make it all worth it.
The sound, the sights, the thoughts, the tastes, the feel of it all. Because there is a lot of beauty out there, and in here, and I want to share it with yall.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
It seams like all I do is work and crash.
No -no -no , my friends, I am not burning out, not going to quit, shave my head and split to an ashram in Pune India,( or should I....).
I always wanted to be a designer, always wanted a creative job such as the one I miraculously landed, but d the amount of work and stress I am currently under leads me to questions my motivations and my desires... For realz. On the deep.
Add to this the fact that Lee Mc Q hung himself, which really really fucked me up last month.
People will tell you that fashion is an all-bimbo bitch-fest fighting to get to the top. This is very untrue.
In my experience, people who work in fashion have one main thing in common: they are overworked, and exhausted.
Most of them had dreams of being creative and forward thinking... They end up working their skins off tediously manufacturing garments.
Fashion school doesn't prepare them for the ultimate disillusion. Some teachers will mention it, but as my friend Audrey ( who is now studying to become a pattern making TEACHER , instead of a tech designer) "MARC JACOBS C'EST TOUT DANS TA TETE" (* Marc Jacobs is in your head).
The death of my fashion idol, as I told you, really triggered some deeply rooted fears and doubts about my profession.
He of unlimited inspiration,He of unequaled talent, He of true vision, He of integrity, He of international acclaim.
And it got me thinking....
Saturday, January 2, 2010
A selection of my favorite 09 tunes and beats and bands.
Music is my boyfriend, it keeps me fresh, it keeps me warm, it gives me butterflies, it makes me cry, it motivates me, it allows me to dream, and be me.
2009 was generous in good music. lets hope 2010 will be as rich.
she and him
the pains of being pure at heart
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I ambandoned my blog for more than a month!
Not very dedicated, am I?
Well, I have an awesome excuse.
I got a great job for a great company designing an up and coming womens contemporary line.
IT TAKES ALL MY TIME!!!!
Im enjoying my christmas break and swore to myself to go back to reporting what i dig to you, my imaginary reader.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Heaven Can Wait, and I dont know who directed the video, but its totally trippy and surprising in a way that I love.
I always liked Charlotte a lot,but as an actor more than a musician, because I found her tone a little whinny and whispery, and maybe also because of the adoration and love I have for her father Serge Gainsbourg's work ...im saying that with all the respect and admiration i have for her, she is absolutely the coolest French woman alive, and by far the most stylish as well. Love her, right... but her music until now, I have to say, was a little YAWN for my taste.
Until He, the masked avenger from California came along, gave her a little 70s funk flair, all the while keeping her melacholy, but with just enough spice and beat to keep my attention, and make me want more....
I never get tired of him; from his first to his last album, I think Beck is one of the most accomplished musicians of our generation...
I leave you with these videos to watch and love.
Friday, November 13, 2009
But Porno, you think? WHAT???
Green Porno is the genius GENIUS project that Isabella Rossellini directs and acts in.
Remember her? she was about the most beautiful model of the 80s, the face for Lancome for years.
Now he has a brilliant show on sundance, called Green Porno, where she teaches us, the uneducated viewe about animal reproduction.
Its so creative, pretty, original, funny, smart and unexpected, it got me going for a while, laughing my head off, and to tell you the truth, I learned so much! Watch the shows, laugh with me, and enjoy your guilt free porno.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
These guys are most definitely NOT vandals.
What they do, is make your and my life a little better, by putting some HI quality Art on the streets, available and free for all to see.
I am CRAZY about their stuff, CRAZY about Mac's portraits and Retna's calligraphic delirium, I love these cats.
I called them "cats" cause I do believe that's what cool people call each other, out there on the streets.
VIMBY - Retna
VIMBY | MySpace Video
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Corey Helford Gallery is one of my go to places when Im in need of contemporary art in L.A... I miss Culver City and the galleries there, wine and cheese with the ladies.
They always have the best shows and great art. Go on their mailing list, and attend their openings!!!
This is my
dont rub me the wrong way
getting ready to work with good crisp bitch music
sing too loud for my own lungs, shake this body, feel better.
the bitch is tamed.
bat for lashes
fever ray-as remixed by bassnectar
yeah yeah yeahs
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Another proof that all good things come from Antwerp.
Twins are so wonderful to be around and watch, all you do is notice the differences, like in those picture games from when we were kids.
It was fun for me painting them, I totally went in the zone after the boys went to sleep, and way into the night.
I really enjoy working with acrylic, its so goopy and elemental.
Here are the finished product. Im happy with it.
Monday, November 9, 2009
I am notorious on all 5 continents for my messes, and so today I am linking to a keeping your house organized post, in hommage to Anna, and all that she ever wanted to teach me!
In other good news, I actually got some pretty bad ass work going this week end. Late night sketching, good stuff. I promise to post my sketches. One day.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Yes, people. I too am proud of being ugly.
Isn't my non-beauty actually leaving just enough space for me to be charming, funny, deep?
I like to think so...
I'm not going to go all Kierkegaard on you or anything, but I have often pondered at my fascination with beautiful things, places, music, books,and my lack of interrest in beautiful people. I was always more mesmerized by the awkward, exotic, rare, hard faces, and I think I am proud to be sporting one myself...
If you are on facebook, and you too look like ass at some point during your day, join the group.
That being said, I was reading this style blog last time, called Balibulle, in which the writer, Charlotte Moreau, shows off different wardrobes and discusses style or whatever, and there was this whole post about her beauty daily routine, and how now that she is in her 30s, she has to buy and apply stuff to her face so that it wont fall apart Yeah. Thats what happens to most of us. We all reach a point when a good nights sleep and a lot of water are not enough to have fresh taught tight skin, and when we find ourselves perusing the aisles of our pharmacies looking at all these different products that swear to us, they will keep us young.
Ladies and gentlemen, I have bad news. Youth is not a creme. It is a moment in ones life, that is exciting and
The creams might promise that this day will never happen, but it will and I really hope it does.
I am not saying to stop putting on the eye cream that you "patpatpat around the eyes, and never spread". I am not saying that wanting to keep your skin fresh in your 30s is a delusion, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND MOISTURIZING, and I understand why women, such as myself invest their hard earned dosh on creme.
My friends and I have this cult-like obsession with him, and we found a while ago this link to a documentary he made for goveg.com about Kosher slaughter houses.
Honestly I couldn't watch through the whole thing. It was gruesome and left me forever shaken. I was so comfortable under my kosher blankie I really thought the animals I was eating were "better" killed...... NNNNoooot.
I 'm not sure anymore if this was the drop that lead me to drop meat. Maybe?
Anywho, Safran Foer wrote a non fiction book.WHAAAT?!
Its called Eating Animals. WHAT??!!
Being that Jonathan is a regular on the New Yorker and the New York Times, they both have interesting articles about it, and I for one, will read the book, as a true fan does.
Although I am quite sure I will be traumatize once again.
Nicole Krauss who wrote The History Of Love, which is such a beautiful read. Together they form, in my opinion the absolute hottest New York Vegetarian Jewish Intellectuals with Good looks couple. They are young, talented, proactive, and inspiring. They make me nauseous they're so perfect, but I won't hate them for it.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Sensory memories galore.
If you give a french girl a croissant. Or something.
Well this morning, as I was sipping my coffee and munching on my pain aux raisins, reading my email, I get this invite to go see the FROM KLIMT TO KLEE exhibit at the Neue Gallery in New York.
As most of my friends know, I am a total sucker for German and Austrian Art, specifically in love with the work of Egon Scheile.
I really would love to hop on a plane and go to see this retrospective, and spend sometime in NYC while Im at it, but unfortunately I CAN'T, so I am here, chilling with Scheile, on a thursday morning, drinking coffee that taste like COFFEE.
This is why I like Egon so much:
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Rain & Soil from Uniform Motion on Vimeo.
This guy is not normal, he comes from another planet.
Check out these prints!!!!
Check out the shoes!!!!!
SWEET LORD UP ON THE CROSS
What are you doing to me?????
I cant put everything here, but CHECK-a-CHECK-a-CHECKITOUT!.